It's not exactly a secret that Casey Neistat loves drones. And so, when you've explored all the glorious facets of flying a drone from the ground, what do you do next? You let the drone fly you, naturally.
If you remember when Neistat took to the streets of New York to be towed on his snowboard by a Jeep, you'll appreciate just how much this one-ups that video. Using an enormous drone that took a year to build, the result was a monster 10 feet in diameter, weighing 165 pounds, using 16 batteries and 16 propellers. That's right: it's a hexadecacopter, one with the lifting capacity of approximately 350 DJI Phantom 4s. And boy, did Neistat put that lifting power to good use, heading to Finland for four days to film this awesome video.
While I seriously doubt this custom-built drone will ever see the commercial market, you can bet I'll be taking out a loan to get one and hit the slopes if it ever does become available. When else have you seen someone snowboard up a hill? The entire video took a huge team effort with a lot of logistical considerations to overcome, so be sure to also check out both behind the scenes videos below!